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Emirates renews full service agreement with Amadeus

Emirates renews full service agreement with Amadeus

Emirates and Amadeus have announced the renewal of their distribution agreement to ensure that the airline’s full inventory of fares and flights is made available to Amadeus-connected travel agencies and travellers worldwide. The agreement means that Emirates content is made available to the world’s largest network of travel sellers, and Emirates’ customers can continue to search and shop for all Emirates products and services through the channel of their choosing.

IATA 2016: IATA calls for solution on Schengen-US/Canada visa

IATA 2016: IATA calls for solution on Schengen-US/Canada visa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on EU and North American governments to resolve a looming crisis for the EU–US/Canada visa waiver program. Today, most EU citizens can visit the US and Canada without having to apply for a visa, with US and Canadian citizens being granted similar visa-free access to EU states.

IATA 2016: Airline industry pledges to fight against wildlife trafficking

IATA 2016: Airline industry pledges to fight against wildlife trafficking

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously endorsed a resolution denouncing the illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products and pledging to partner with government authorities and conservation organizations in the fight against the traffickers of endangered animals.

Norwegian to offer new summer flights from Manchester

Norwegian to offer new summer flights from Manchester

Low-cost airline Norwegian continues its growth at Manchester Airport with the addition of two new routes to Malaga and Alicante taking-off this week. Four weekly flights will depart Manchester to Malaga, followed by two weekly flights to Alicante commencing.

Thomas Cook Airlines launches direct Boston flights

Thomas Cook Airlines launches direct Boston flights

Thomas Cook Airlines’ inaugural flight to Boston took off earlier, marking its latest milestone as the biggest long haul carrier from Manchester. The Boston Weekender programme, which runs twice a week throughout June to the middle of September, will take culture vultures and explorers to one of the US’s most historic cities, with a flight schedule that makes long weekends available like never before.

Japan Airlines to serve Halal certified meals on all routes

Japan Airlines to serve Halal certified meals on all routes

Japan Airlines has revealed it will provide Halal certified Muslim meals on all outbound international flights from Japan. JAL has been serving Muslim meal as a special meal for Muslim customers. Recently the airline has received Halal Certification from Japan Islamic Trust, for the whole processing of its Muslim meal menus aboard all international flights departing from Japan.

Air Transat launches new services to Montreal

Air Transat launches new services to Montreal

Air Transat has launched Scotland’s newest route, with a service from Glasgow Airport to Montreal Pierre Trudeau Airport. The new weekly flight, which runs until October, connects the province of Quebec to Scotland for the first time. Montreal is Canada’s second largest city with a population of just over 3.5 million people.

Hong Kong Airlines to launch daily Osaka service from July

Hong Kong Airlines to launch daily Osaka service from July

Commencing on July 15th, Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will launch daily service between Hong Kong and Kansai Airport in Osaka, Japan. This new destination will further strengthen the airline’s network in Asia-Pacific, and provide travellers who love this modern and traditional all-in-one city with more travel options.